Assessor’s Office goes above and beyond for local veterans


Editor:

In response to the letter to the editor in the Tuesday, Oct. 1, edition of the Herald, pertaining to veterans’ exemptions, the Uinta County Assessor’s Office is required to follow rules and regulations that are listed in Wyoming Statute 39-13-105(c), and the Wyoming Administrative Rules from the Department of Revenue.

Wyoming Statute 39-13-105(c) states, “Except as provided in subsection (g) of this section, in order to receive the exemption provided by this section claimant shall file a sworn claim on or before the fourth Monday in May with the county assessor of the county in which the property against which the exemption sought is located indicating. . . 

(g) Notwithstanding subsection (c) of this section and except as provided in subsections (d) and (e) of this section, a claimant under this section may file a claim after the fourth Monday in May and receive the exemption for that taxable year but only to modify vehicle registration fees as authorized under W.S. 31-3-101(b)(iii).” 

Per chapter 14, Wyoming Administrative Rules state, 

“(A) On the initial claim form, the applicant must sign exemption claim form in the presence of the county assessor or authorized employee.

(B) The county assessor can accept a notarized signed claim form in lieu of a signed form in the presence of the county assessor or their authorized employee.”

“(iii) Annual application, after the initial application, must be submitted by the statutory deadline specified in the statute above and can be made via telephone or other communication method. Exemption will not be allowed during any tax year in which the claimant fails to file in a timely manner.”

My veterans’ clerk (Brenda Morrow) has gone beyond the requirements to make sure that our veterans in Uinta County get signed up for the exemptions.

In the matter of Mr. Robert Davis, our office called and left a message on May 9, reminding him to come in and sign for the exemption. We called again on May 16, and the phone number had been disconnected.

Please contact our office with any questions pertaining to veterans’ exemptions. 

Lori Perkins

Uinta County Assessor

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